5134 Baltimore
Kansas City, Missouri 64112
Phone: 816-531-6200
Fax : 816-531-8045
5141 Main Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64112
Phone: 816-753-7422
Fax : 816-753-5505
Visitation - a Catholic Community

Covid-19 Changes & Cancellations

Covid-19 Changes & Cancellations

updated April 1, 2020

Based on directives from Bishop Johnston & our diocesan offices, the following cancellations and changes are in effect:

  • All public Masses (and communion services) have been suspended until at least April 24.

    Visitation Parish will livestream Sunday Masses at 9:00 am on Facebook and  YouTube. We will update instructions for these live streams on this page later this week as well as in our Friday email to parishioners. If you have subscribed to our YouTube page, please "enable notifications" to receive notices about live streams and new videos.

    Click here for the liturgy guide for the 5th Sunday of Lent - March 29, 2020.

    If you are not receiving Visitation emails, you can subscribe in the bottom righthand corner of this page.

  • We will livestream the Stations of the Cross this Friday, April 3 at 12:00 Noon. We will be using meditations written by Roman teenagers for Pope Francis' Way of the Cross on Good Friday 2018. You can download the meditations here and follow along.
  • The faithful are encouraged to celebrate Sunday as a domestic church by taking time to pray together as a household. Visitation Parish has created a weekly domestic church resource. Other links are listed below.

    The Daily Examen
    Take Five for Faith - Daily Meditations
    Visitation Daily Lenten Reflection blog
  • The sacrament of confession will be offered on Saturday at 3:00 pm per our normal schedule. Per Bishop Johnston, INDIVIDUAL confessions heard in confessional boxes/confined rooms are suspended. Individual confessions may be celebrated in a well-ventilated area which can provide for social distancing and the confidentiality of the confession. The Communal Penance Service, scheduled for Monday, March 30, has been cancelled.

  • The Confirmation Mass, scheduled for Monday, March 23, has been postponed. (The March 22 rehearsal has also been postponed.) Families will be notified of the rescheduled date as soon as the information becomes available.

  • Wednesday Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament has been suspended until the public celebration of Mass resumes.
  • Parish meetings, activities, small faith groups, rehearsals, etc. have been suspended until the public celebration of Mass resumes.
  • The Men's CRHP retreat, scheduled for March 28-29, has been cancelled.
  • The communal celebration of the Sacrament of Anointing has been postponed from Thursday, April 2 and will be rescheduled at a later date.

We will continue to update this page frequently as additional information becomes available.